Freddy McGregor

Freddie McGregor was born in Clarendon Jamaica in 1956. He performed from ska and rocksteady to Rastafarian roots reggae to lovers rock (his particular specialty) to dabblings in dancehall, ragga, and dub. Not just a singer, he wrote some of his own material, and grew into an accomplished producer as well.In 1975, McGregor converted to Rastafarianism, which had a profound impact on his music. Still with Studio One and working with Earl Chinna Smith, he recorded the classics Rastaman Camp and I Am a Rasta right off the bat, and followed them with a string of singles that substantially raised his profile in Jamaica.In 1981, McGregor scored a huge hit single with Big Ship which catapulted him to the front rank of reggae stars.He returned in 2000 with his album Signature a typical balance of roots reggae and lover rock with touches of dancehall.